Bali is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces. Bali?s cool central upland, Ubud is often considered as Bali?s artistic and cultural heartland, (famous) popular for it lush green rice terraced landscapes and beautiful River Valleys.
Exotic and mystique, Ubud serves as a backdrop to many art galleries and old temples and palaces. ?The town and its outskirts within the Gianyar regency, is the perfect holiday destination for those who are interested in knowing more of the Balinese culture, arts and crafts, as it was where some of the world?s notable artisans and collectors have visited, lived and worked, creating or compiling eclectic masterpieces that you can view in the local museums and art galleries. Most of the popular spots are within easy walking distance of the town hub, which allows for a quick and memorable day trip.
Features of the Ubud Rice Field Tour:
For adventure lovers, Bali sightseeing includes, trekking that will be one of its kind challenge, and an exciting vacation experience. After Breakfast, the trekking challenge in Ubud begins with a visit to the Campuhan Ridge that offers a magnificent Valley view, and a walk way through a narrow path is sure to take you closer to Nature.
Lush paddy field that lies beside the Campuhan River, shows the untouched beauty of pure and fresh village atmosphere. The local farmers invite travellers to taste their tender coconut, as well as to purchase hats woven by him, for a small fee. Walking through the green Campuhan cliff, offers a breath-taking view of the Campuhan River. This journey is completed with a visit through the ancient historical monastery.
Campuhan Ridge This easy to identify walkway through lush gorgeous hills, is lined up with dense foliage that makes it popular for its scenic locale with its wonderful hilltop views. The calm hiking trail on The Campuhan Ridge overlooks an exquisite valley with the beautiful Campuhan River meandering though and flowing beneath a bamboo bridge.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace: A short drive to the outskirts of Ubud, Tegallalang Rice Terraces are beautiful rice paddies that use a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system, called Subak. These terraced rice fields in the ancient valley offer a spectacular sight. The slopes are covered in 50 shades of green and it stretches as far as the eye can see. The high roadside location is cool and breezy, and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and refresh themselves and take photos too. Some other things to do in Bali, in Ubud include, walking around the terraces and you can even learn how to plant and harvest rice.
Ubud (Traditional) Art Market Centred among the art producing villages, and being just opposite the royal palace the Ubud Art Market is a centre point of Ubud town that make it a strategic shopping paradise for Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs. You will get to know more about the history of art in Indonesia, and you can also find a great mix of painting pieces to purchase, apart from jewellery, metalwork, and even textiles. You can also add a few souvenirs to your set of fancy items to reminisce and also cherish your tour to Ubud, Bali.
Pura Gunung Lebah Temple: Overlooking the eastern side of Ubud’s Campuhan valley, this 8th century temple that lies amidst scenic jungles, is full of ornate carvings and colourful statues.
Other Sightseeing Attractions in and around the Ubud Rice Field Tour:
Ubud Monkey Forest Lying within Padangtegal village, Monkey Forest is considered an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation centre for the village. Other than around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest that will allowing you to get an abundant of fresh air.
Ubud Palace The palace is the abode of the local royal family. And, its temple, Puri Saren Agung, share a space in the heart of Ubud town. Built after the 1917 earthquake, the palace is beautifully designed.
Goa Gajah Dating back to the 9th Century, Goa Gajah means ?elephant cave? and was named after the ancient statues of the Hindu god Ganesha. With ornately carved demon’s mouth at the entrance, inside, there are some fragmented lingas and yonis, a statue of Ganesha and some Buddhist stupa fragments.
Best Time to Visit:
The perfect time to visit Ubud is during the months of July up till 1st week of January.
How to Reach:
A gorgeous one-hour drive from the Denpansar International Airport will drop you right at the centre of Ubud.